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Old 2nd May 2019, 10:49 PM
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In the interview, she refers to 25% of fatalities having a level of alcohol involved. I’d like to know how much alcohol & what time those stats are from, before the last change in drink driving laws,maybe. It doesn’t really matter coz those guys are sadly gone. She did say that cage drivers needed to be spatially aware of bikers so some positives there.
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Old 2nd May 2019, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by vroombandit
In the interview, she refers to 25% of fatalities having a level of alcohol involved. I’d like to know how much alcohol & what time those stats are from, before the last change in drink driving laws,maybe. It doesn’t really matter coz those guys are sadly gone. She did say that cage drivers needed to be spatially aware of bikers so some positives there.
If we do the maths 25% of four dead bikers = 1 biker, so out of 4 and a half million people 1 person had a level of drink involved (and the fatality probably wasn't his/her fault, other factors such as road condition etc....) well lets ban everyone then ha ha ha such shite, you cant make these lies up lads, pure bollox RSA = ARSE, Just Fu** off and leave the boys to it
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Old 2nd May 2019, 11:06 PM
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Lad on today fm with matt cooper was great
A motoring journalist who happened to be a biker
He set matt cooper strait
Was very good
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Old 2nd May 2019, 11:08 PM
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Look its the usual summer is coming shite...stats are a load of bollocks and uncorrect,they need to seperate the actual causes of rta's from realated i mean if i have a 2 beers and some scummer in a stolen motor cleans me of the footpath that classed as a drink realated accident..same with speed,if i drive out in front of a 40 ton motor and he happens to be doing 35 kms in a 30 its speed realated,stats are airy fairy they need to be seperated propperly to see the real picture..bet then the 2% would look fairly safe
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Old 2nd May 2019, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by johnny b
Crime call the other night the guards were on warning of the dangers to bikers and in fairness pointed out that other motorists need to be aware of motorcyclists.

That Sharon Ni Bhealan one then started on calling bikers "Weekend Warriors".
I have a serious issue with this term That likens us to soldiers going into battle expecting to die...
It's not a technical term is an opinion that should be outlawed in media.

Moya Murdock head of the RSA also uses this derogatory term...
When I heard her say that I realised she really is a dumb blonde
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Old 3rd May 2019, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by johnny b
Crime call the other night the guards were on warning of the dangers to bikers and in fairness pointed out that other motorists need to be aware of motorcyclists.

That Sharon Ni Bhealan one then started on calling bikers "Weekend Warriors".
I have a serious issue with this term That likens us to soldiers going into battle expecting to die...
It's not a technical term is an opinion that should be outlawed in media.

Moya Murdock head of the RSA also uses this derogatory term...
..this suits their agenda ... they want m/bikes off the roads. Funny how we never ever see stats on accidents caused by the disgraceful condition of our roads from layout, to surfacing, to actual signage and road markings.
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Old 3rd May 2019, 09:51 AM
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As in all walks of life, its the few that give the rest a bad name....
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Old 3rd May 2019, 10:33 AM
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you can prove anything you want with statistics.........especially a misinformed opinion

right i'm off for a lash of pints and must speed home afterwards
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Old 3rd May 2019, 11:05 AM
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How do they get their stats on toxicology in relation to RTA's when hospitals outright deny they are routinely done?
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Old 3rd May 2019, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by me2
How do they get their stats on toxicology in relation to RTA's when hospitals outright deny they are routinely done?
they might be done at side of road, ive seen a lad get breathalysed while waiting to be cut from yoke
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Old 3rd May 2019, 11:40 AM
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I think there's offence there if you're looking for it.

Unlike most cagers we have great flexibility in our nimbleness of the road.

We can quickly:

Speed up
Slow down
Overtake
Change lanes

in comparison to yokes with 4 or more wheels.

And i have enjoyed making the most of that nimbleness for the last 33 years of biking. I'm lucky enough to have experience in the driving licence categories ABC both professionally and for fun.

If it helps to save one life then it's partially a good thing. The media most often paints bikers and biking in a negative light. But stats will always be used to give an angle to support any group fighting a battle....
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Old 3rd May 2019, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SUGS
Funny how we never ever see stats on accidents caused by the disgraceful condition of our roads from layout, to surfacing, to actual signage and road markings.
That would fall under their "Driving too fast for the road conditions" category.
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Old 3rd May 2019, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by paudy
they might be done at side of road, ive seen a lad get breathalysed while waiting to be cut from yoke
Was in a RTA few years ago, nobody was breathalised by the roadside, a handwritten note ob the summons prompted me to chase the hospital for all blood tests done and their results. In the end what I brought to court - was the hospitals denial of any toxicology been done.
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Old 12th May 2019, 12:49 AM
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Sorry for regugitating a previous thread and ranting but this does have context...
How come they shell out stat after stat albeit some of dubious veracity, when it comes to m/c RTA's yet no stats on the amount of robberies that were carried out by these guys and now they are up for discriminsting.. political correctness gone mad...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the...28486-May2019/
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